5.02.2013

Best Budget Makeup Organizer (aka Ikea's Best Kept Secret)

Within the past year I have become increasing interested in makeup, and have began to accumulate quite a few different products. I'm experimenting more with color, which makes buying lipstick so much more fun than when I used to just wear gloss. I've also discovered the wide world of beauty blogs and youtube videos, which, whoa, only add to my addiction of wanting to try and buy more products on a monthly basis.

My old system of just having one little makeup bag with my essentials has now been overgrown, and I found myself fumbling between two bags on my counter top trying to find what I need in the morning. It was a nightmare-such a mess! Something had to be done, so I began researching makeup organizers. I knew I wanted a counter top version with compartments, and I really loved all the acrylic versions out there, but whoa were they expensive! (The Beauty Box for example, which is my ultimate, but above budget).

Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon an under $20 alternative at none other than Ikea! Why had I not come across this before?! Why haven't people been shouting out about this from the rooftops?? Yeah, I was that excited. I hightailed it the 1.5 hours to my local store and bought this baby, and I am pretty sure my life is forever changed.



These are my personal photos of how I organized my makeup last night using one "Godmorgon" system from Ikea. (They should def come up with a better name). As you can see, in the front I have put my various brushes, eyeliners, mascaras, and to the far right my tubes of foundation. This entire section lifts forward to reveal a storage space underneath, as seen in the photo on the right, in which my Naked 2 palette fits perfectly! (If you don't have this palette yet, what the heck are you waiting for, it's amazing?!)

To the back left of the case, are small square compartments that I have used for my lipsticks, but they also perfectly fit essie polish bottles. I'm talking perfectly. Then to the right of those are two more compartments where I have stashed my bronzers and blushers, and my eyeshadows.

Whew, so there you go-my secret, insider Ikea makeup holder. Best $20 I ever spent.

I should mention, that in my research I also happened upon another great deal. Muji drawers seem to be a cult classic among some of the youtube beauty babes. At $27 for a five drawer case you can't go wrong! I have ordered one for some of my overflow, as well as for what I anticipate to be buying in the future.  Because once the beauty bug hits, it won't quit!

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